East Riding of Yorkshire becomes latest region to benefit from BDUK framework.
The Broadband East Riding project will see fibre broadband services rolled out to 42,734 homes and business over the next three years, with promised speeds of 24 Mbps and above.
It also aims to provide the rest of the region with broadband speeds of more than 2Mbps.
BT has around 3,500 SMEs using its superfast services in the county as well as almost 30,000 consumer connections, as its broadband rollout in the county continues apace. With 75 percent of homes and businesses now able to access superfast services in the region, BT is seeing keen interest from companies, as Ranulf Scarbrough, programme director for the Cornwall SuperFast Broadband project, explained to V3.
BT has secured another high-profile contract to deliver superfast broadband, this time in the county of West Yorkshire. The £21.96m contract is intended to bring high-speed fibre broadband to 97 percent of households and businesses across most of West Yorkshire, with the additional aim of supplying at least 2Mbps broadband to the remaining three percent.
A local council in West Yorkshire is refusing to get involved in a multi-million pound superfast broadband project because it says it is unconvinced the scheme will deliver value for money. BT’s Superfast West Yorkshire programme will extend high-speed fibre broadband to 97 per cent of households and businesses across the majority of the region. Four authorities – Calderdale, Bradford, Leeds and Wakefield – are involved in the £22 million scheme, but Kirklees Council is refusing to join in.